Can I subscribe to a paid plan with a self-hosted server?

Standard Notes paid plans are 100% compatible with a self-hosted server. The purchase process however differs slightly for self-hosters. We call offline and self-hosted subscriptions "offline subscriptions."

To purchase an offline subscription for your self-hosted server:

  1. Open standardnotes.com/purchase/offline
  2. Complete the purchase process to receive an offline features code via email
  3. Once you receive the code, open the Standard Notes web or desktop app, then open Preferences > General > Advanced Settings
  4. Paste in the code in the Activate Offline Subscription section

That's it! Your paid features will now be automatically reflected in the application.

If you have a normal account-based subscription but you'd like to convert it to an offline subscription, please contact support.

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